All cities have parklands, so what makes Adelaide different? It is our unique inheritance of a well-planned city, supposedly 'one mile square', with wide streets, large public squares, a river dividing the main city core from an attractive, elevated residential section to the north; and all surrounded by parklands, originally 930 hectares, now down around 700 hectares and shrinking through ad hoc decision-making, though still very substantial.

Thanks to the National Trust of SA, Adelaide City Explorer, and Starkeyz Films for permission to post this video.

Pictures courtesy of the State Library of South Australia.

Thanks to the National Trust of SA, Adelaide City Explorer, and Starkeyz Films for permission to post this video.